Banner
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2

TOPIC: Blind Bidding

Blind Bidding 16 Jul 2007 18:43 #15540

  • Mike Spaeth
  • Mike Spaeth's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 481
  • Karma: 0
I need a list of states that have anti-blind bidding statues. Does anyone have such a list?
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Blind Bidding 16 Jul 2007 21:17 #15541

  • RoxyVaudeville
  • RoxyVaudeville's Avatar
  • NOW ONLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 891
  • Thank you received: 17
  • Karma: 3
Gee, I thought by now every state would have that.

Is there still bidding going on anywhere?

I don't know about other states, but Pennsylvania certainly has such a law... The Motion Picture Fair Trade Peactices Law. It was passed back in the 80s. It also makes advances and guarantees illegal.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Blind Bidding 16 Jul 2007 21:26 #15542

  • Mike Spaeth
  • Mike Spaeth's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 481
  • Karma: 0
I've had to start butting heads with Bollywood companies. They want ridiculous guarantees without screening the pictures first (5 figures in some cases). I just wanted a concise list of states in which this practice would be illegal for negotiation purposes.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Blind Bidding 16 Jul 2007 21:33 #15543

  • rdetzler
  • rdetzler's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Expert Boarder
  • Posts: 116
  • Karma: 0
Five figures? Wow! I dont know if NH has such a law or not. I had to pay pretty hefty advances when I took over ownership but I didnt really think much of it. Seemed like a fair precaution for the studios, given that they didnt know me as an operator. I havent been asked to do it in a while now that I have gained some credibility and I doubt I would do it again after Universal ripped me off on an advance over a year ago.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Blind Bidding 17 Jul 2007 00:14 #15544

  • Mike Spaeth
  • Mike Spaeth's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 481
  • Karma: 0
We're not talking advances, or I wouldn't be having this discussion. We're talking GUARANTEES!
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Blind Bidding 17 Jul 2007 00:24 #15545

  • rodeojack
  • rodeojack's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1249
  • Thank you received: 6
  • Karma: 2
You can put Washington State on the list.

Don't hear about bidding much these days... the studios pretty much plaster their prints over every paying screen they can get. Where would anyone bid?

Haven't heard of anyone paying guarantees in a long time.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Blind Bidding 17 Jul 2007 07:52 #15546

  • Larry Thomas
  • Larry Thomas's Avatar
  • NOW ONLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 569
  • Thank you received: 4
  • Karma: 0
Both Ohio and Kentucky have to screen films before doing the deals, and neither state allows guarantees.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Blind Bidding 17 Jul 2007 08:31 #15547

  • slapintheface
  • slapintheface's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 2438
  • Thank you received: 20
  • Karma: -49
HOW DO YOU FIND THIS KIND OF INFO OUT....
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Blind Bidding 17 Jul 2007 12:04 #15548

  • Linda
  • Linda's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Gold Boarder
  • Posts: 224
  • Karma: 0
Add Missouri
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Blind Bidding 17 Jul 2007 15:14 #15549

  • jholliger
  • jholliger's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Expert Boarder
  • Posts: 87
  • Karma: 0
Indiana too... no blind bidding
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Blind Bidding 17 Jul 2007 16:49 #15550

  • wimovieman
  • wimovieman's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Gold Boarder
  • Posts: 279
  • Karma: 0
Are you talking bidding---or are we talking guarantee? I haven't heard the term "blind bidding" for years--and I think that was in a discussion of the history of dealings with film companies. But if you are talking guarantee--I am blessed to be in a state it is not allowed--but I know this state is one of few that have that law on the books (hence many small town theatres still in operation in this state---including me)
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Blind Bidding 17 Jul 2007 17:54 #15551

  • slapintheface
  • slapintheface's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 2438
  • Thank you received: 20
  • Karma: -49
How does one find out if your stat has the gaurentee??????????/
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Blind Bidding 17 Jul 2007 19:48 #15552

  • Larry Thomas
  • Larry Thomas's Avatar
  • NOW ONLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 569
  • Thank you received: 4
  • Karma: 0
Ask your booker. Or call one of the film companies.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Blind Bidding 18 Jul 2007 00:51 #15553

  • Mike Spaeth
  • Mike Spaeth's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 481
  • Karma: 0
Well, "blind bidding" in Georgia is defined as the licensing of any motion picture prior to a screening. They are requiring guarantees of ridiculous amounts, without allowing a screening first. If they were not asking for guarantees, I would be willing to look the other way on the screenings.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: Blind Bidding 18 Jul 2007 10:22 #15554

  • muviebuf
  • muviebuf's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 686
  • Thank you received: 1
  • Karma: 0
I ran some Bollywood at my theatre up til a couple of years ago. The local Indian community would rent the theatre, handle their own ticket sales, and make arrangements with the Indian distributors for the films.

However the group gave up doing the rentals because of a fall off in the business. It seems that by the time these people could get the prints over here in the US, the movies were about 4 months old (from original release in India) and the films were already available on DVD.

Also the reels of the prints that I got were often badly labelled or sometimes not labelled at all. Often there were no leaders or tails or the leaders and tails (which had no reference frames) were appended to the wrong reels. And of course most Indian movies are about 3 hours long and on 10 to 12 reels. It was often a guessing game when you went to put the show together and on more than one occassion I guessed wrong!
The administrator has disabled public write access.
  • Page:
  • 1
  • 2
Time to create page: 0.213 seconds
attraction attraction
attraction
attraction
attraction
attraction